Midsumma at the Bluestone Church Arts Space

midsumma festival 2022

Applications for Midsumma Westside 2022 at the Bluestone Church Arts Space are now open.

Are you a Queer artist based in or connected to Melbourne’s West? Be part of the state's premier LGBTQIA+ cultural festival!

As part of Midsumma Westside, we support local LGBTIQA+ artists to perform in the Bluestone Church Arts Space in Footscray. Selected artists receive free venue hire and marketing support through Council’s channels, plus keeping box office and all other takings.

The opportunity

Council is offering the following to selected artists:

  • In-kind (free) use of the Bluestone Church Arts Space
  • Payment of Festival registration fee 
  • Marketing support through Council channels, including:
    • Art Bytes eNews (~800 subscribers)
    • Instagram (~1,500 followers)
    • Facebook (~2,500 followers)
    • Council's Arts and Culture website
    • Inclusion in Midsumma Westside promotions
  • Artists keep 100% of box office income, less any fees Midsumma Festival may charge (full details available on their website under ‘Ticketing: Prices and Fees’)
  • Artists have the exclusive right to run a bar during the season of performances, and to keep any profits
  • Portable theatre drape system and PA system, which may be shared by all the artists/shows throughout the Midsumma season (additional equipment will be at the artist/show’s cost)
  • Assistance with live-streaming performances due to reduced in-person capacity at the venue.

How to apply 

Download the Bluestone Church Arts Space: Midsumma 2022 Guidelines(PDF, 493KB) and complete the online expression of interest form below by 5pm Wednesday 22 September 2021.

Submit your expression of interest online here

If you require assistance with the application process or have any questions, contact us via arts@maribyrnong.vic.gov.au or on (03) 9688 0200 to discuss your show idea or tech and venue needs.